NEIGHBORS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Our unsung heroes
This week our unsung hero is a special person who contributes much more than is known to the well-being of our community. Patrick Golden, owner and operator of the Bay Ridge Manor, has hosted numerous town hall meetings free of charge. This has helped to bring the community together to address important issues, while enjoying free coffee, tea and cookies.
For the past 25 years, he has provided for military events, such as welcoming the U.S. Coast Guard by hosting dinners, and contributing to military family holiday parties.
In our community, Patrick supports numerous charitable events. He has hosted numerous fundraisers for families facing emergencies, and works with veterans and Wounded Warriors.
Patrick has made the Bay Ridge Manor the symbol of a giving community. He is supported by his wife Maureen and his children Patrick, Derick and Amanda. He is the proud grandfather of two grandchildren, Patrick and Thomas.
Hats Off to Team Natalie Grace that led the way in the Annual March For Babies sponsored by the March of Dimes. Natalie, her mom Kerry Izzo, and dad, the popular John Quaglione, raised $2,515 for this worthy cause. We are proud that Kerry and John are already raising little Natalie to be involved in community work and charitable causes. It gives me hope for the future generation.
Donna Mae DePola wishes to thank well-wishers for their “get well” greetings. She is on the mend and can hardly wait to get back into the swing of things. I take this opportunity to remind our readers to support the upcoming town hall meeting on what is being done to address the drug epidemic that is destroying so many young lives in our community and country.
This town hall gathering is sponsored by State Senator Marty Golden, Assemblymember Felix Ortiz and Donna DePola of the Resource Counseling Center. It will be held at Our Lady of Angels auditorium, 74th Street and Fourth Avenue on May 14 at 7 p.m.
UNSUNG FOLK REMEDIES: Basil
Basil is more than an herb for pasta sauce. It is used to reduce inflammation, support cardiovascular health, and reduce depressive moods, sleep problems, insomnia and other general anxiety disorders. The folk remedy is to take approximately two cups of boiling water, add 1/2 a tablespoon of dried basil, simmer and leave in a covered pot for 20 minutes. For insomnia, sip the tea about two hours before bedtime.
Please consult your doctor if you have any health concerns or are on any medication.